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Here, Psychiatric Times resident bloggers offer personal insights from first-hand experience on how they got through residency. Please visit the Residents Corner for topics of interest to psychiatry residents.

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Having just completed my first year as an attending physician, I realize that there is simply nothing that prepares you to be an attending—except being an attending.

Regulatory bodies that oversee hospitals and graduate medical education have begun to place an ever growing importance on patient safety and quality improvement, from which psychiatry is not immune. More in this case study.

Sometimes when you complain for long enough about the disastrous nature of something, you end up being nominated to fix it.

During the first year of her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, this psychiatrist received an invaluable lesson regarding the importance of “treating the whole patient” in this case, a 16-year-old patient who is pregnant.

Psychiatric treatment requires primary intervention and solid follow-up care, like diabetes, hypertension, and other medical conditions. More in this commentary by a resident in psychiatry.

"Although at times we may need to wipe away blood and tears, through the process we become better physicians and ultimately, better people. These are the victories that we can attain in our ring," says this 4th-year medical student.

From his time working in the outpatient clinic, this psychiatry resident has learned not to underestimate the positive impact psychiatrists can have in the lives of their patients.


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